Ben Quilty

Ben Quilty paints like there is no tomorrow. … Quilty uses licks of luscious paint to conjure his subjects which include his beloved LJ Torana, his ‘wasted’ mates, his son Joe and more recently himself. His subjects are modern day memento mori; pithy reminders of our mortality and a call to live life in the fast lane.
 
Painting itself is also the subject of Ben Quilty’s work. He summons his subjects with a palpable physicality. Abstract slabs of vivid colour, often underpinned by urgent aerosol drawings, bring his subjects to life.

 

Ben Quilty LIVE! 8 May – 19 July 2009 The University of Queensland Art Museum

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The Last Supper no. 8 2017
Oil on linen
265 x 202 cm
Photo by Andrew Curtis
Whytie, used a machete 2017
Oil on linen
265 x 202cm
Photo by Andrew Curtis
The politician 2017
oil on linen
265 x 202cm
Photo by Andrew Curtis
Richard had Ben 2017
Oil on linen
265 x 202 cm
Photo by Andrew Curtis
The Last Supper, Joe 2017
Oil on linen
275 x 202 cm
Tolarno Galleries @50 Pt 2